Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 19:04:17 +0000
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From: david.iacovone**At_Symbol_Here**ATT.NET
Subject: Re: urea nitrate, RDX, and PETN
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I do not work for a lab, however, I recently have worked on a project (site assessment) for EPA involving an old facility that blew up during Wor ld War II, spreading trinitrotoluene and its precursors over a large area, much of which was never cleaned up.  There is a move towards Multi-Inc rement Sampling and analysis which is somewhat unique with regards to the w ay the samples are collected and processed and analyzed at the laborat ory.  It was developed for use at gun and bomb ranges at military base s.  EPA has been doing some studies to determine its effectiveness.  Reason I'm mentioning this, is that they may want to look into this pro cess/methodology as there aren't too many labs that are capable of performi ng that type of analysis.
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Have any of you been involved in research lab safety p rotocols for people working with urea nitrate, RDX, and PETN? I have a rese archer who wants to expand his TNT (milligram quantities) work so they can test analytical samples of urea nitrate, RDX, and PETN.

Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


Perry D. Cooper, MS, HE M, CCHO
Manager - HSE - JHU

The Johns Hopkins University
Healt h, Safety & Environment
Homewood Campus Safety Office
3400 N. Charles Street

G04 Wyman Park Bldg
Baltimore, MD 21218
Office: 410- 516-8798
Fax: 410-516-4314

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